Upcoming Admissions Events for Graduate Programs

Events are Listed Below by Program


NATIONAL PORTFOLIO DAYS

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a member of the National Portfolio Day Association, and this year, National Portfolio Day events are completely online and are FREE to attend. Students have the opportunity to meet virtually with our faculty about their portfolio. Please note that admissions decisions are not made at these events. This is an opportunity to speak one-on-one with our faculty about your portfolio, our programs, and how to apply.

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is participating in the events listed below. To learn more , visit the National Portfolio Day website

Scheduling a Review at National Portfolio Days
All NPD events are from noon-4pm (EST). On the day of the event, you'll login to the NPD Virtual Platform, navigate to the Corcoran booth in the Exhibit Hall, and click on the little robot sign to the right of our booth that says, "Click here to schedule your portfolio review." This will take you to a scheduling platform with faculty availability for that day where you can sign up for a 15-minute appointment to meet with our faculty to review your portfolio. 

Appointments are scheduled on the day of the event (not beforehand), so be sure to swing by our booth early in the day to select your time.

Registration
Registration is not required, but it helps us prepare, so let us know you're planning to visit the Corcoran’s Virtual Booth using the links below! 

Graduate National Portfolio Days

National Portfolio Day GR - Sunday, October 25, 2020 from noon-4:00pm EST
Faculty Reviewers from: Exhibition Design, Fine Arts, Interior Architecture, New Media Photojournalism

National Portfolio Day GR - Saturday, October 31, 2020 from noon-4:00pm EST
Faculty Reviewers from: Fine Arts, Interaction Design, Interior Architecture, New Media Photojournalism

Portfolio Day GR - Sunday, November 22, 2020 from noon-4:00pm EST
Faculty Reviewers from: Fine Arts, Interior Architecture, New Media Photojournalism, Social Practice


MA in Art History Information Sessions

Attend an online information session about our Master of Arts in Art History with Cristin McKnight-Sethi, Assistant Professor and Administrator of Graduate Studies for Art History. 

Learn how our curriculum encourages students to explore and contribute to the field through a wide range of methodologies and theoretical approaches to art historical studies. As part of this session, we’ll provide information about our program and the expertise of our faculty, as well as fellowship support, details about internship opportunities and career outcomes. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about our program and the application process.


Date:  Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time:  7:30-8:30 p.m. EST
Location:  online

NOTE: This is the final information session for the Fall 2021 application cycle!

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MA in Exhibition Design Information Sessions

We invite you to attend an online information session about our Master of Arts in Exhibition Design with Andrea Dietz, Assistant Professor for Exhibition Design.

Learn how our curriculum cultivates sophisticated designers, giving you the visual representation and physical realization skills you need to compose compelling exhibition environments. Our program is anchored by coursework in criticism, curation, storytelling, and management and complemented by open electives that enable you to develop emphases. As part of this session, you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about our program and the application process.


Date:  Monday, November 30, 2020
Time:  noon-1:00 p.m. EST
Location:  online

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Date:  Friday, January 15, 2021
Time:  8:00-9:00 p.m. EST
Location:  online


NOTE: This is the final information session for the Fall 2021 application cycle!

Register


MFA in Fine Arts Information Sessions

Each acacemic year, we hold several online information sessions including a Q&A our MFA in Fine Arts.

We hope you are able to join Maria del Carmen Montoya, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Spatial Practices and Director of Graduate Studies for Fine Arts to learn how our curriculum fosters a rigorous and experimental approach to art making, while encouraging students to pursue their creative commitments in the studio and in the world. Our program emphasizes a critical and creative relationship between content and form, an awareness of art historical connections and engagement with the contexts of creative production. As part of this session, you'll have the opportunity to ask us any questions you might have about our program and the application process.

 

Date:  Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time:  6:00-7:00 p.m. EST
Location:  online

Register

 

Date:  Friday, February 19, 2021
Time:  6:00-7:00 p.m. EST
Location:  online


NOTE: This is the final information session for the Fall 2021 application cycle!

Register


MA in Interaction Design Information Sessions 

Join Kevin Patton, Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, for an online information session and Q&A about our Master of Arts in Interaction Design

The MA in IxD focuses on the role of interaction design in public policy and service delivery, and trains designers to examine, prototype and design concepts that ultimately shape and guide people’s interactions across their everyday lives. Our students to create human-centered solutions that impact everything from smart devices to healthcare services. Whether your interests are in the startup, nonprofit, social innovation or government sectors, learn how the Corcoran will prepare you for a role at a consultancy, government agency or design firm.

 

Date:  Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time:  6:00-7:00 p.m. EST
Location:  online

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Date:  Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m. EST
Location:  online

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Date:  Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Time:  6:00-7:00 a.m. EST
Location:  online


NOTE: This is the final information session for the Fall 2021 application cycle!

Register

 


MFA in Interior Architecture Information Sessions

Join Catherine Anderson, Assistant Professor for Interior Architecture, as she discusses the Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture. In this graduate degree program, as part of this intellectual environment, the curriculum focuses on all aspects of the profession, from sustainability and materials to graphic and communication and lighting. Learn about the admission requirements, courses required to complete this degree, and career outcomes. We look forward to speaking with you about this dynamic and exciting program!
 

Date:  Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time:  7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Location:  online

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Date:  Thursday, January 7, 2021
Time:  7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Location:  online


NOTE: This is the final information session for the Fall 2021 application cycle!

Register


MA in Museum Studies Information Sessions

We invite you to join us for an online information session and Q&A with Laura Schiavo, Program Head and Associate Professor for Museum Studies, about our Master of Arts in Museum Studies

Learn how our Museum Studies program combines traditional academic training with museum practices and practical museum experience in order to prepare students for successful museum careers. You'll also have the opportunity to ask us any questions you have about our program and the application process.

 

Date:  Thursday, November 5, 2020
Time:  7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Location:  online


NOTE: This is the final information session for the Fall 2021 application cycle!

Register


MA in New Media Photojournalism Information Sessions

Join us this fall for one of our online information sessions and Q&A with Susan Sterner, Faculty Advisor and Assistant Professor for our Master of Arts in New Media Photojournalism.

Learn more about how our curriculum incorporates writing, photography, audio, video and web design and prepares students for careers as freelancers, visual reporters, editors, and producers. As part of this session, you'll have the opportunity to ask us any questions you might have about our program and the application process.

 

Date:  Monday, November 9, 2020
Time:  7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Location:  online

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Date:  Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Time:  7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Location:  online


NOTE: This is the final information session for the Fall 2021 application cycle!

Register


MFA in Social Practice Information Sessions

We hope you'll join us for one of our online information session about our new MFA in Social Practice.

Maria del Carmen Montoya, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Spatial Practices and Director of Graduate Studies for Social Practice, will speak with you about this unique MFA program and how to apply. Our program has an emphasis on public policy with the goal of empowering the next generation of artists to bring their studio practice to bear on questions of social justice.

You’ll learn about our curriculum, which is fundamentally interdisciplinary, how our program allows you the freedom to hybridize the fields in which you are active. This program prepares you to think critically, evaluate compassionately and create ethically.

As part of these sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about our program and the application process.

 

Date:  Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time:  7:30-8:30 p.m. EST
Location:  online

Register

 

Date:  Friday, February 19, 2021
Time:  7:30-8:30 p.m. EST
Location:  online


NOTE: This is the final information session for the Fall 2021 application cycle!

Register